Jap Chae- a recipe which uses glass noodles

19 Feb

Jap Chae 001

Well, I told you I was going to find a recipe that would use my 29p glass noodles from Lidl! Here it is- glass noodles apparently originate from Asian cuisine and I have found recipes that use them from Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisines. I have chosen to replicate Jap Chae- a Korean dish that is usually served when guests come for dinner. It is apparently one of the most popular dishes over there and equally as popular with Westeners.


I used a packet of stir fry veg I found reduced in my local supermarket and a packet of mediterranean vegetables that were meant for roasting! (Also reduced). Contained carrot, onion, courgette, broccolli, red and yellow peppers, cabbage and more!

2 packets of glass noodles from Lidl (200g in total)

4 tsp Toasted sesame oil

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

4 garlic cloves (minced)

5 small button mushrooms sliced (Also found in the reduced section!)

2 tbsp terriakyi sauce

2 tsp white sugar

2 tbsp ground nut oil


  1. Heat ground nut oil in wok until sizzling then add all your veg, minced garlic and mushrooms. Stir fry for 4 minutes or to your liking. Then add sesame seeds, terriyaki sauce and white sugar and stir to coat veg and heat until bubbling. Take off heat and add 2 tsp of sesame oil
  2. Meanwhile, heat some water in a saucepan with a pinch of salt, until it reaches a rolling boil. Boil your noodles for 5 minutes, then drain and toss through 2 tsp sesame oil to keep from sticking and add flavour.
  3. Serve in large warmed bowls!
  4. ENJOY! It really IS that simple 🙂

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